My sister is currently breastfeeding a 5 month old baby and due to get married in 3 weeks. She is still carrying some extra weight and would like to shift a bit before the wedding. She started talking about “crash dieting” so as a healthier alternative I’ve pointed her toward the Huel and she loves it! She has swapped out breakfast and lunch with huel and it’s keeping her satisfied until dinner. I did some reading up about the safety of it whilst breast feeding and we decided that it must be safer than cake and sugar laden foods that she was reaching for to get her through the day…however; 3 days in and she having an increased amount of wind (I’m guessing from the fibre content that her body probably hasn’t been used to) which isn’t a problem for her but her baby is suffering with a lot of wind too…and trapped wind making him uncomfortable.
PLEASE can someone get back to me with some advice? I’ve said maybe to just replace 1 meal a day this week while her body adjusts and then move back to 2 next week? Any other ideas? It’s the first thing she’s tried that she feels she can stick to while she’s still so sleep deprived and looking after a toddler too!!
Thanks for replying. She is having 3 scoops for breakfast and 3 scoops for lunch. She’s having a healthy dinner i.e: fish and lots of veg and small portion of carbs (rice or sweet potato or similar) so a fairly big change as she was eating a lot of sugary stuff beforehand.
I’ve advised her to just have it for breakfast this week and reintroduce it for lunch at the weekend? Is this sensible?
Sorry for the delayed response…the adjustment worked fine, I think it was just a matter of her not having a great diet beforehand and then I troducingso mych fibre in one go but after following the adjustment instructions she was fine. Hope that helps